CHALK GYMNASTICS RULES & POLICIES
General Gym Etiquette and Safety:
Class participants need to come prepared for class. Hair pulled back, leotard or athletic wear (please no bare bellies, jeans or other clothes with zippers) and shoes and socks off. Dispose of any gum or candy.
Only registered participants are permitted in the gym unless you are an adult participating in a Parent/Tot class, Open Play or supervising a Birthday Party.
Participants need to walk from area to area using the perimeter of the floor when directed by the instructor. Please do not cut through another class or climb over equipment.
All equipment on the side of the floor that is not in use for your class is off limits.
Only spill proof water bottles are permitted in the gym training area. Leave all food and other drinks in the lobby or in your cubby.
Parents and siblings are not permitted in the gym unless they are a participant in a class, birthday party or other special event being held at Chalk Gymnastics. We understand pictures and videos are important to the parents so please let the instructor know you would like to take a photo and with their permission, enter the gym safely and quickly for your photo or video and once done, exit quietly. Please do not distract the class or your child by trying to talk with your child during the class.
If your child is not participating, following directions or being otherwise disruptive during their class, please allow the instructor to handle the problem or talk with your child after class.
Arrival and Departure
Please arrive within a reasonable amount of time to take care of your things and be ready to walk in the gym with your class.
All participants need to wait in the lobby until their instructor comes for them.
At the end of class, please advise your child to remain in the building until you have arrived if you choose to leave during class.
We prefer that young children do not leave the building on their own especially in the winter when it is dark. Chalk gymnastics cannot be held responsible for your child once they have left the lobby. Please call if you are running late and we will be happy to have them wait for you in the lobby. 541.308.3366
*Drivers, please drive cautiously through the parking lot and watch for children.*
Make Up Classes
CHALK realizes unforeseen events occur with families. Our make up policy is to offer time back in the gym when missing class is not a choice; family emergencies, extended illnesses and other extenuating circumstances.
One make up can be used per month and expires in 30 days. Please see the front desk if you have an extenuating circumstance.
Make up classes can be made during a similar level class if there is room or by attending a scheduled open gym or weekend make up class when offered.
In a small facility, options for make up classes are limited. We will do our best to offer a similar level class or option for you. Some options may include a mixed age group loosely structured open gym over the weekend. We want to do our best to give you time in the gym that was missed.
Make up classes cannot be used when the class is missed by choice for appointments, other activities or classes. Attendance at classes is very important as each class lesson builds on the previous.
Please inquire at the front desk for a possible make up.
Annual Registration Fee
Chalk gymnastics charges an annual fee of $36 per participant with a family max of $60, which is prorated throughout the season from September - September. This fee covers administrative and insurance costs not covered by class fees.
Drop In and Open Play Passes
Open Play and some other specialty classes held at Chalk Gymnastics offer multi visit passes.
These passes have a 6 month expiration date from the date activated.
These are non transferable unless requested to join accounts within a family. Some exceptions will apply.
Chalk offers sibling and family discounts for classes. If your child is registered in a class and has paid the annual registration fee, then the second child will receive a 15% discount on their class fee. The discount will be applied to the lower class fee.
If a parent is a member at the Power Station the child will receive the family discount at Chalk Gymnastics.
We offer special pricing on Open Play and All Ages Social passes to members. In order to be considered a member you must be an active member of a weekly recurring class or be on a monthly auto pay or long term prepaid membership for Open Gym at Chalk Gymnastics or the Power Station.
Preschool classes are a one to six staff to participant ratio.
Other Recreational classes follow a one to eight ratio.
Adding a second instructor will be considered if there is a waiting list for the class.
Advanced classes, Adult gym, Special events and Teen Tumble do not follow these ratios.
A class with 4 or less registered participants will be canceled or placed on hold until we meet the required 5 participants.
Holiday breaks and Closures
Unless otherwise noted, Chalk will follow most of the Hood River School District Holiday and seasonal breaks with some exceptions including Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, MLK Jr. Day and Columbus Day. We will be open for our standard schedule on those holidays. Please keep an eye on our announcement boards, calendars and special notes handed out in class for any schedule changes.
Chalk will not always follow the Hood River School District weather closures and delays. Notification of any closures for Open Play, events and classes will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages and communicated through Flash Alert. Please sign up for those accounts using the following links:
If you miss a class due to poor weather conditions, please inquire with the front desk if it qualifies for a scheduled make up. With the varying areas we serve, certain areas may have worse conditions and exceptions may apply.
Memberships & Billing
We require a minimum of two weeks notice to remove a child from class and terminate their contract and billing. Because all of our bill cycles are on the first of the month, the deadline is the fifteenth of the month to terminate before the next billing cycle.
We allow enrollment throughout the year in our program. The monthly fee is based on 4 classes per calendar month.
All memberships are scheduled to bill on the first of the month. Start dates outside of the first of the month will be pro-rated based on the number of classes between the start date and the first of the following month. Pro-rated class passes cannot be refunded. If the pro-rated class pass cannot be used, it can be exchanged for an Open Play pass on a 1:1 ratio.
Missed classes will not be refunded. We offer a make up policy and offer time in the gym if we have a short month. One make-up class is allowed per month, please see above Make Up Classes policy.